Ed Day, Rockland County Executive

February 24, 2016
Contact: Scott Salotto (845) 638-5645
                 Marianne McCarney-Haesche (845) 638-5166 (Youth)


18th Annual Kids Expo – March 6, 2016 at Rockland Community College in Suffern

NEW CITY, NY -- Calling children of all ages! YouthFest 2016 promises to be the "Fun-est Place in Rockland County" on Sunday, March 6, 2016, when thousands of families are expected to flock to Rockland Community College in Suffern for a fun-filled day of fabulous entertainment, stimulating activities, interactive educational exhibits, great food and more!

In its 18th year, YouthFest highlights include live performances by local arts organizations; Nyack Hospital's Teddy Bear Hospital; Inflatable Party Adventures and the Big Apple Circus. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the RCC Fieldhouse. Admission is free. Parking is free.

"We're planning a bigger and better YouthFest than ever before," said County Executive Ed Day. "Along with an impressive list of activities and entertainment, YouthFest offers our residents key information about safety, health and wellness, special needs, education, summer camps, financial and college planning and other important family-related topics. One of our goals is to help parents and caregivers make informed decisions for their children by providing easy access to some of the best local services, programs and products available to them," said Day.

As part of YouthFest, Rockland County Government Day allows visitors to view interactive demonstrations and informative displays and meet with over 25 County of Rockland departments, including the Youth Bureau, Fire and Emergency Services, County Executive, Social Services, Health, Public Transportation, Highways, Personnel and Elections. Departmental representatives will be on hand to answer questions and/or concerns. Government Day is a great way to learn about all the programs and services offered by Rockland County.

Sponsorship support for 2016 YouthFest has been provided by the following leading community businesses and organizations: the County of Rockland, Rockland Community College, Good Samaritan Hospitial, Sterling National Bank, Nyack Hospital, Health Sav, Active International, Apple Bank, M-Tech Printing, Rockland County YMCA, M&T Bank, Palisades Federal Credit Union, All Bright Electric, Dominican College, Adaptive Wealth Management/Wells Fargo Advisors, Head Start of Rockland, Rockland 21st Century Collaborative, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Orange and Rockland Utilities, VCS, Jawonio, Orange Bank & Trust Co., Rockland Boulders, Rockland Realty, Foresters Financial, The Learning Experience @ Montvale, Putnam County Savings Bank, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Rockland Parent Magazine, Bricks 4 Kidz, and Champion Day Camp.

YouthFest is organized by a volunteer committee comprised of representatives from the following organizations: The Rockland County Youth Bureau, Rockland Community College, Liberty Mutual Insurance, New Horizons Twirlers, Hudson Valley Boy Scouts, AM/PM Consulting, and Bon Secours Charity Health System.

About the Rockland County Youth Bureau

The Rockland County Youth Bureau is a community resource dedicated to an active and assertive process of creating the social conditions that promote the well-being of children, youth and families.